Pre-Hung Door Dilemma
I am in the process of buying a new door for the entry and we are looking at the big box stores as we want to DIY.
A couple of things one is the type of door we are looking at is steel and fiberglass, I've been told Fiberglass is the way to go. So we are leaning there perhaps more about R-value.
The other thing is when we had the door quoted it added a $500 charge for prefinish (Paint) on the jamb and door slab.
So my question is why so much for prefinish? What do they do that I can't do with a $30 gallon of paint and a couple of hours? We want it in Red so maybe a few coats may be needed but beyond that i am not sure why the extra charge.
Also if we opt to paint what is the proper procedure? Paint the Jamb/trim before or after install? Paint the door on a sawhorse?